Syngenta is a leading science-based agtech company; dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges : growing more food with fewer resources.
A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture.
Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture.
At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Our Indirect Procurement team is currently seeking a Global Category Leader Science , where you will Lead the Global Science Category team, setting and implementing procurement strategies for both areas of accountability that are aligned with the overall corporate strategic priorities and enable the delivery of value to the Business. Accountabilities
This leadership role requires cross-functional and cross-regional cooperation and influencing to agree and ensure implementation of global procurement strategies, challenge the existing ways of working across functions and geographies, and bring in innovative solutions from suppliers that provide advantages in cost and / or quality of service
Introduce external and internal best practice processes and tools to all science spend areas
Take ownership of the global science procurement strategy and our commitments as a team
Act as an ambassador of Indirect Procurement
Develop robust succession and individual development plans for all team members
Manage purchasing expenditure controlled. Deliver agreed savings in procurement category.
Lead the direct reports to fully understand Syngenta's demand in Science categories, develop, align and deliver global and regional sourcing strategies achieving the agreement and support of key clients and Category Network Team.
Build strong relationships with, and network throughout, the internal customer base in order to set sourcing priorities, communicate strategies and to understand and develop the customers' requirements of suppliers (KPIs)
Develop, support and, where appropriate, lead multifunctional Sourcing Teams and projects to achieve contracts, orders or agreements that are aligned with the sourcing strategies and hence deliver substantial savings agreed with line management and clients
Manage strategic relationship and ensure that the governance process functions effectively and in alignment with Procurement strategy.
Ensure early Procurement / Sourcing engagement with Development teams -provide framework